Dr. Eric Jensen is a scholar of science communication, public engagement, STS, sociology and media with numerous peer-reviewed articles in journals such as Public Understanding of Science and Media, Culture & Society. I have also published papers on museum, zoo and festival visitor studies. My primary research interest overlaps with this workshop: how is expert knowledge (in this case medical knowledge) mediated for broader publics, and with what effect? Of course, mediation takes many different forms, including mass media, new media and material objects interpreted within museums for particular engagement or learning goals within museums. I have conducted numerous public engagement impact evaluations, as well as running a recently completed seminar series on public engagement impact evaluation
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My PhD is in Sociology from the University of Cambridge. My most recently published book is entitled: ‘Culture & Social Change: Transforming Society with the Power of Ideas’.